Film Review: Nomads (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A French anthropologist moves to Los Angeles and is followed by the evil spirits of an extinct tribe he once uncovered. REVIEW: Nomads is a strange concoction of surrealism, often involved with the supernatural but deeply rooted in the ‘80s punk and bad-boy scene. Directed by John McTiernan (who directed Predator Flax (Leslie-Anne Down) who cares for a seemingly mentally ill patient down by the beaches. He raves in French, he cuts her face, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Seizure (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: “Jonathan Frid portrays horror novelist Edmund Blackstone who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorise him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. When Blackstone begins to write, the three figures appear at his home and the dream becomes reality.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Screenwriting alone could not contain Oliver Stone‘s creative impulses back in 1973 so, after co-writing a script with Edward Mann, Ollie decided … Continue reading

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Film Review: The House of the Devil (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a Satanic ritual. REVIEW: D: Ti West C: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Dee Wallace Samantha (Donahue) doesn’t care for her college roommate. So much so that she applies and snags an affordable and too good to be true house … Continue reading

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Film Review: Warlock (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit. REVIEW: The 1989 movie entry of “Warlock” put actor Julian Sands on the map with one of his most memorable (and my personal favorite) roles to date. Somewhat of a newcomer at the time, Sands might be remembered from a previous gig in the film “Gothic”. Those who embraced the performance of Sands in the 80′s would come … Continue reading

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Film Review: Chopping Mall (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of young people decide to have an after- hours party in one of the stores at the local mall. Unfortunately for them, the mall has a new state-of-the art security system and it ends up locking all the doors, trapping them inside (it has a timer mechanism that won’t unlock the doors until the next day). To makes matter even worse, the new security robots patrolling the mall have all malfunctioned and have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night of the Comet (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. REVIEW: I’m a child of the 80’s. I spent the majority of my teen years in that time period and my love for horror films was spurned by it as well. I remember seeing many of these films in the theaters as well as staying up till all hours of the night watching them … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent Night Bloody Night (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: “Wilford Butler returns home on Christmas Eve and his house had been turned into a mental institution for the criminally insane. But the day of his return, he is set on fire and dies. The townspeople believe his death was an accident, and the institution-house is later closed down. Wilford leaves the house to his grandson Jeffrey. A few years later, Jeffrey finally decides to sell his grandfather’s house, but the townspeople including the … Continue reading

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